"The most important truth in all the universe can be stated in four words: God is our Father."
"The world literally hangs together by this central truth. Without divine Fatherhood, there is no life, there is no love...there is no universe."
"To the extent we apprehend God's Fatherhood will our life be integrated, whole, and complete in relationship to the Creator who made us and to the surroundings in which He has placed us."
"Seeking and finding God's Fatherhood is the great story, the essence of history, the meaning of the hidden thread weaving through every human life. It is the story of God's people in the Bible. It is the reason Jesus came."
- Michael Phillips, God: A Good Father, p 44.